5 Easy Ways to Get Involved in America Saves Week and Save Successfully

Friday, February 28 at 06:10 AM
Category: Personal Finance

This week is America Saves Week and is chance for individuals to assess their savings and take financial action. Did you know only half of Americans report having good savings habits? Now is the time to take action. Set a Goal. Make a Plan. Save Automatically. Take the time this week to select a savings goal and create a plan to save for it.

Here are 5 easy ways to get involved in America Saves Week:*

  1. Pledge to Save:* Those with a savings plan are twice as likely to save for emergencies and retirement than those without a plan. Join over 350,000 people who have already committed to save. When you take the pledge you can also choose to receive text message tips and reminders to help you save for your goal.
  2. Assess Your Savings:* Find out if you are saving in all the right places with this interactive 12-step savings tool.
  3. Saver Checklist: Evaluate Your Savings Preparedness*: This checklist is made up of characteristics of successful savers, which includes debt management. It can serve as a useful starting point for evaluating one's savings preparedness.
  4. Share Your Savings Goal:* People save more successfully when they have a goal in mind. You can customize posters* so you can put your savings goal into perspective and share it.
  5. Share Savings Tips and Advice: If you're on Twitter or Facebook, then tweet or post a link to this article to encourage your friends and followers to save.

America Saves Week* is coordinated by America Saves* and the American Savings Education Council.* Started in 2007, the week is an annual opportunity for organizations to promote good savings behavior and a chance for individuals to assess their own saving status.

Article courtesy of Katie Bryan, America Saves* communications director.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.


Tags: Financial Education, Savings
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